Andreana Dobreva
Recent Paintings

Andreana Dobreva’s (b. 1982, Bulgaria) work fits into the tradition of a skilled group of contemporary artists, following John Currin and Glenn Brown, whose works are inspired by Old Master paintings. Although there is a recent movement of artists working in this tradition, it is not often we find an artist who masters the subjects as she does.

The contemporary movement of artists inspired by such paintings is very much divided. Some are very adept. Others stray more into the gimmicky side and lack consideration for reusing images. They simply collage Old Masters with no great taste or knowledge. Because of this we see artists like Dürer and Goya misappropriated too often, becoming formulaic. Dobreva, however, seems to understand the intentions of historical artists, and stands out due to her careful handling of subjects, inspirations, and technical skill.

When viewing the pictures, we encourage you to read the artist's very honest reflection which recalls her career since her beginning as training in icon painting. (In additional information)

Dobreva, Andreana
Asylanten der Liebe.
Oil on canvas.
180 x 160 cm.

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Dobreva, Andreana
Tal der hetero.
190 x 170 cm.
Oil on canvas.

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Dobreva, Andreana
Aus Verführung des Adels.
Oil on canvas.
33 x 30 cm.

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Dobreva, Andreana
Besiegung des Todes.
Oil on canvas.
160 x 180 cm.

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Dobreva, Andreana
Blüte des Fleisches.
Oil on canvas.
160 x 170 cm.

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Dobreva, Andreana
Die große Nacht im Teich.
Oil on canvas.
160 x 240 cm.

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Dobreva, Andreana
Love of the Shepherds.
Oil on canvas.
200 x 160 cm.

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Dobreva, Andreana
Bim bam.
Oil on canvas.
130 x 150 cm.

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